I’ve been on Anabolic Diet for 5 weeks now and i love it so far. However, i’ve read the book by Rob Faigin called Natural Hormonal Enhancement and i think it is time to trick my diet. Currently i am slightly above my maintenance calories (3450 vs ~3300 daily) and i do my carb refeeds on sundays during the whole day.
I want to start bulking steadily but when i add some more calories, i do gain some fat along with muscles. I think, that if i adopt NHE style carb re-feeds, which are twice a week and last only 1-2 meals, this may minimize the fat gain and i will be able to gain muscles faster. However, i have a few questions for those of you who followed it:
what macro breakdown do you use while on NHE? Is it ok to use 35% Pro, 65% Fat and <30g Cho as per Anabolic Diet? I am asking because there no recommendations for macro breakdown in the book, since Rob tried to make this diet easy to follow.
Is it ok to use BCAA’s or Whey protein on this diet? They seem to be insulinogenic so to say, and i think we have to avoid any spikes of this hormone.
I would appreciate any input!